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Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93Tony Award-Winner Gene Saks Has Died at Age 93
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Tony Award-winner Gene Saks, famous for directing Neil Simon plays, died of pneumonia on Saturday in his home in East Hampton, NY. He was 93. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19THE MEETING to Celebrate The Indigo Girls at Joe's Pub, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, April 19 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The April show will be a celebration of The Indigo Girls. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests will be announced. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, BUYER & CELLAR, 'MR. BURNS' and More Set for The Lyric Stage's 2015-16 SeasonMY FAIR LADY, BUYER & CELLAR, 'MR. BURNS' and More Set for The Lyric Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces six productions of the 2015-16 season. (more...)

THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25THE MEETING to Debut in San Francisco at OASIS, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will make its SAN FRANCISO debut to OASIS (298 Eleventh Street, San Francisco CA) on Saturday, April 25 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME Set for Stage 72, 4/14BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME Set for Stage 72, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Jason B. Schmidt, star of Christmas With The Crawfords, will be starring as Tony Award winner Bea Arthur in the new one man show, BEATRICE ARTHUR: ASTRAL DAME. The one night only performance is April 14th at 7:00pm, at Stage 72 in New York City. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Jenn Harris & More to Join THE MEETING* in Paying Tribute to THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15Tituss Burgess, Jenn Harris & More to Join THE MEETING* in Paying Tribute to THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called "delicious and delightfully droll" by The New York Post and "hilarious and sardonic" by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening "so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight." The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times "Arts & Leisure" piece ran last September. The March show will be a celebration of the The Little Mermaid. Special guests include Tituss Burgess, Nadia Quinn, Eddie Korbich, Jenn Harris, Marissa Mulder, Guy Branum, April Kidwell and Mark Dommu. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director (more...)

Adrienne Barbeau Joins the Cast of PIPPIN at Kravis Center, 4/28-5/3Adrienne Barbeau Joins the Cast of PIPPIN at Kravis Center, 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce that Tony Nominated, ADRIENNE BARBEAU will play the role of 'Berthe' in the national tour of PIPPIN in select cities! PIPPIN comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 28 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Goes Down Under with Kim David SmithJustin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast Goes Down Under with Kim David Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the fifth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Australian performer Kim David Smith. (more...)

THE MEETING to Honor THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15THE MEETING to Honor THE LITTLE MERMAID at Joe's Pub, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, March 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The February show will be a celebration of the The Little Mermaid. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests will be announced. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23Klea Blackhurst, Darius de Haas & More Set for Lyrics & Lyricists' NEW YORK: SONGS OF THE CITY, 3/21-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

There are eight million stories in the Naked City-and a song to go with each of them. (more...)

Tony Nominee Adrienne Barbeau Will Join High-Flying Cast of PIPPIN National Tour!Tony Nominee Adrienne Barbeau Will Join High-Flying Cast of PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN have announced that Tony Nominated, ADRIENNE BARBEAU will play the role of "Berthe" in the national tour of PIPPIN in select cities! She begins performances in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday, March 31st. (more...)

THE MISMATCH GAME Returning to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 3/14-15THE MISMATCH GAME Returning to Los Angeles LGBT Center, 3/14-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

It's time once again to "get ready to match the stars with a new edition of Dennis Hensley's The MisMatch Game, the show the Los Angeles Times calls, "witty, ribald ... an adventure in surrealist era bending." The perennial LA cult favorite returns to the Los Angeles LGBT Center's Renberg Theatre for two hilarious nights only, Saturday, March 14 at 8pm and Sunday, March 15 at 7pm. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins 3/13Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick-area's only year-round producing theatre, will welcome the return of a classic musical that holds a special place in the hearts of theatergoers. Fiddler on the Roof first appeared on the Way Off Broadway stage during the 2006 Season. That production broke box office records for the theatre and to this day, audiences still ask when the show will return. Beginning on Friday, March 13th, Fiddler on the Roof will make its return to Way Off Broadway with a new staging for the spring. (more...)

Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides and More Set for THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 2/15Kim David Smith, Trapper Felides and More Set for THE MEETING at Joe's Pub, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, February 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The February show will be a celebration of International Bottom Appreciation Day, the holiday traditionally held on February 15, the day after Valentine's Day. Click here for a brief history of the holiday. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director with special guests Kim David Smith, L'Manda, Trapper Felides, Chris Tyler and Brian Moylan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Timely BIRDS OF A FEATHER at StageworksBWW Reviews: Timely BIRDS OF A FEATHER at Stageworks
by Peter Nason - Feb 1, 2015

It's a light-hearted romp with four actors playing every role. Underneath the sweetness and humor lies a deep, heart-warming view of love and marriage equality. (more...)

THE MEETING to Celebrate 'Bottom Appreciation Day' at Joe's Pub, 2/15THE MEETING to Celebrate 'Bottom Appreciation Day' at Joe's Pub, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Sunday, February 15 at 9:30 PM to continue the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. (more...)

Allison Janney Set for 'CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO' at LA LGBT Center, 3/7Allison Janney Set for 'CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO' at LA LGBT Center, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

For the ninth installment of the Los Angeles LGBT Center's ongoing series Conversations With Coco - Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists - the LA drag legend welcomes the multiple award-winning actress Allison Janney to the Center's Renberg Theatre on Saturday, March 7, at 8pm. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey & More to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Ethel Merman, 1/18Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey & More to Join THE MEETING* in Honoring Ethel Merman, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre, the acclaimed comedy/variety show, will return to JOE'S PUB at The Public Theater on Sunday, January 18 at 9:30 PM to open the Winter/Spring 2015 Season. The Meeting* has been called 'delicious and delightfully droll' by The New York Post and 'hilarious and sardonic' by The Village Voice. A story for Slate.com called the evening 'so deliciously icy that it left me shivering with fear and delight.' The Fall 2014 shows sold out after a New York Times 'Arts & Leisure' piece ran in September. The January show will include a tribute to Broadway legend Ethel Merman, with special guests Klea Blackhurst, Erin Markey, Nora Mae Lyng, Molly Pope and Ben Rimalower. Tracy Stark serves as the show's Music Director. (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo Amy & Freddie Deck the Halls of The Copa Palm SpringsBWW Interview: Chicago's Dynamic Duo Amy & Freddie Deck the Halls of The Copa Palm Springs
by David Green - Dec 23, 2014

In a much heralded return engagement, The COPA Palm Spings presents Chicago music and comedy legends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen for two performances, December 27 at 8:00 pm and December 28 at 7:30 pm in very special holiday show. Amy and Freddy have graced the stages coast-to-coast, in venues both large and small, and in over 20 countries with their one-of-a-kind wit and musical prowess. They have had the pleasure of opening and sharing the spotlight with Kathy Griffin, Mary Wilson and the Supremes, Phyllis Diller, Bea Arthur, Jennifer Holiday andJudy Gold, to name a few. In 2009, Amy & Freddy were featured on national television on Entertainment Tonight as part of their work with the NBC reality show 'America's Got Talent. They are also the proud multi-recipients of both the Gay Chicago Magazine 'After Dark' and Chicago Free Press 'Pressie' awards. I had the chance to chat with Amy and Freddy prior to their sell-out July performances at The Copa and I thought is was worth sharing again - here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen to Headline COUNTDOWN TO 2015 at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/31Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen to Headline COUNTDOWN TO 2015 at Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage is proud to announce the return of Amy Armstrong & Freddy Allen for an evening of fun and holiday merriment as we ring in 2015. (more...)

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